REBECCA K. KIMURA

Associate

rkimura@putneylaw.com
(212) 682-0020

Admissions

New York
California

United States District Court for the
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

Law School: Cornell Law School (1992)

Undergraduate: Columbia University, Barnard College (1989)
Honors/Activities: Cum Laude; Honors in Economics

Biography

REBECCA K. KIMURA earned a Bachelor of Arts at Columbia University, Barnard College, where she graduated cum laude, with honors in Economics. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School. While in law school, she was a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kimura was an attorney at an employment litigation boutique in San Francisco, California, where she represented primarily Fortune 100 companies. She started her legal practice at the ACLU Children’s Rights Project, in New York, and later with Children’s Rights, Inc.

Ms. Kimura’s current practice is in the firm’s Labor and Employment group. Her experience includes all aspects of civil defense litigation and appellate work, with an emphasis on employment matters. Ms. Kimura has defended employers in wage and hour class actions, and claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. She has also litigated actions brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and practiced in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. She has successfully brought numerous summary judgment motions and other dispositive motions on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, and defended them on appeal. In addition to litigation, Ms. Kimura also provides advice and counsel to clients in all areas of employment matters.

Community Service/Nonprofits, ect.

Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee Member of the Litigation Section

National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, Sponsorship Committee Member

National Employment Law Council, Member

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Member

Relevant Cases/Matters

Alvis v. AT&T, 377 Fed.Appx. 673 (9th Cir. 2010)